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Re: [Xen-users] RE: Fully virtualized guest boot problem

To: Christian Horn <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] RE: Fully virtualized guest boot problem
From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 20:22:02 +0000
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On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 09:08:25PM +0100, Christian Horn wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 02:57:25PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > 
> > Syncing with official Xen releases isn't really a problem - one just picks
> > the most recent release just before the distro feature freeze. The biggest
> > problem by an *order of magnitude* is that official Xen releases are based
> > obsolete upstream kernel trees.  So there is huge work involved in forward
> > porting Xen kernel patches to a up2date LKML kernel tree :-(  Updating
> > xen-unstable.hg to 2.6.18 was a small step forward, but that will still
> > leave Xen 3.0.5 trailing LKML by at least 2 releases, so doesn't really
> > help reduce workload for the distributors *all* of whom are shipping
> > forward ports of Xen rather than the outdated official trees.
> So guess you are the first ones hitting problems with porting to the newest
> kernels, already wondered how you provide xen with the latest kernels
> (im not around on the fedora-xen-lists).
> Is this effort publicly available as svn-tree or has one to fetch the latest
> sources-rpm for fedora? 

The latest state of the forward port is publically available as a mercurial 
tree - see this mail for more info


NB the trees are full Linux kernel trees - not merely the Xen sparse bits.

You can also get the more tested releases from download.fedora.redhat.com
in src.rpm format.

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